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. >> the this idea that the president didn't know goes far beyond health insurance. if you google the term obama didn't know you come up with dozens of headlines in the last couple of weeks covering the irs, conservative groups, nsa, all types of different issues. he's trying to take himself out of it. it's a crisis of credibility. >> you heard from natalie, catherine. there are millions of americans. why do you justify this? >> first of all, why do you justify not digging a little further? let me tell you another horror story. wait, wait. >> did i ask for a horror story? natalie is 29 and helps put 14-year-old kids to sleep. >> how do you mean? i would like to sit down with gnat lapd get on the exchange. do you know what you didn't mention? >> she doesn't want it. [ multiple voices ] >> have uh you checked that out? >> as you are sitting there and the president said you have to do this. we don't care about your choice. you are limiting the choice. making people pay more. now you are saying come to a system that's broken. it's not fair. >> natalie -- hang on. natalie, speak for yourself. >> okay. so
at risk? a doctor is here with an urgent warning about obama care. that's next. >>> insurance plans are not just dropping you, the patients, they are also dropping doctors. think about it even if you are unone of the lucky ones that don't get dropped from your insurance. what happens when your doctor does? cardiologist joins us. nice to see you sir. >> nice to be here. thank you, greta. >> i have taken a look at some of the correspondence we have got frun. one is emblem health which says you are being dropped from emblem health network not because of your medical care. it says absolutely nothing to do with that why did they drop you. >> hard to tell. too good for my patience and fight for them. or perhaps because i do primary care and cardiology. i was costing too much money. but it was really a shock when i got it got it. on october 21st got that letter on the 15th. on the 21st of october you had to write your patients and say you were no longer going to be able to provide them medical care, right? how many letters did you have to send them out to? >> 1049. >> they could come to yo
they will claim that obama care will surface. republicans need to focus on the people losing insurance. the website will improve over time. >> listen to senator feinstein. listen to what she recommends. >> they ought on takedown the website until it is right. they believe they need to keep it running. >> she's a democrat, takedown the sight. she is in the minority voice. >> she is. and also said the president said you could keep your health insurance really only meant until obama care went in affect. they will keep it going. if people don't get insurance they will pay the individual man date. >> there is a host of issues that follow that. republicans are calling for a delay. how do they gain. >> this is tricky for the republicans, they need the president to be stubborn about this while calling for the kelay. they don't win if there is a delay. it will go to the back burner and it needs to go in to affect for the republicans to have leverage. look at the shutdown polls, people blamed republicans. the president's popularity plummets and ted cruz popularity are going up. republicans are b
insurance under obama care. the president may have known this for years. >> the raid that killed the most wanted terrorist in the world was almost kept a secret. why the white house wanted to stay silent about the osama bin laden raid. >> tour bus tragedy, a country super star on board when his bus hits and kills a man. what the singer is saying this morning, fox and friends first continues right now. ♪ >> as we take a live look outside of our studios in mid town manhattan. welcome to "fox & friends first". um patty bran in fo -- patty br heather childers. >> i am ainsley earhardt. >> it has been a year since the hurricane's deadly destruction. now they are trying to rebuild. >> we are joined live from staten island which was one of the hardest hit communities. good morning, car carrie. >> 700,000 were changed the storm. this is a main road on staten island. it was entirely under water after the storm. a lot of death and destruction here on staten island. 23 people were killed. it was the highest death toll of any of the five boroughs of new york city. other people were trapped and had
obama's health insurance exchange, and my question is, what have we learned the last four weeks? we know that the rollout of the exchanges and the web site, i think americans would agree, it's been disastrous. last week the associated press even ran a headline about what people in my home state of wyoming experienced. it said "national health insurance site sputters." sputters in wyoming. the article goes on to talk about the health care law, the web site, and it says that the wyoming insurance commissioner, tom hersick, they quoted him as what he said on monday, that he's personally been unable to register on the federal government's wyoming site despite trying every day. insurance commissioner state of wyoming unable to register on the federal government's wyoming site despite trying every day starting october 1. this is the same story we've seen all across the country. we've also learned over the past four weeks that the president's health care law is much more than just a failed web site. what we know is that there is sticker shock hitting people all across the country
-marie green. well, president obama heads to boston today where he'll talk about his health insurance law. the affordable care act has been plagued by serious computer glitches, and there are now charges the president mislead consumers. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. in boston the president will ask for patience from americans through this health care rollout, and he'll try to draw comparisons with assachusetts, a health care experience, with what's known as romney care. he's also facing a lot of questions about those earlier promises he made to americans that if they like their health insurance plan, they can keep it, and here on capitol hill today a senate panel will grill the president's top health care official. kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today, testifying in front of a house committee about problems with >> the president should ask the secretary of human health and services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obama care. >> in prepared testimony, secretary sebe
insurance coverage because obama care doesn't work and the computer system couldn't get them to the insurance carrier and the dead line passed. >> so it is line garnishing the wages. >> it is the moral equivalent, yes. if you owe the tax and don't pay it, your employer will collect tax by taking it out of money that otherwise goes to you and send it to the irs. >> judge, help me with something. you get your tax return after midapril. the only way for the government to collect the tax and fee and penalty is if you are owed a tax refund, correct? >> i don't know the answer to that, bill. >> they can send you a bill. >> they can with hold money that you are rightfully owed? >> we don't know if they can with hold money from your income because you owe the government for the failure to obtain health care, they have not yet made a decision on that. >> so the collection process of this is something we haven't determined. >> right. but the standard iergs collection. if you have a dispute you pay the money first and then ask for it back. you don't hold on to the money and make them ta
junk insurance. it didn't really cover very much. under obama care she was eligible -- first of all, she was eligible for $200 a month in income subsidies, premium subsidies and she could get a bronze plan far superior to the plan she had for much less money. she was perplexed. she was amazed. she was quite taken aback. >> i don't want any of this to sound critical of her. i think shopping for these kinds of plans is very difficult and comparing apples to apples is difficult. never easy for consumers to do this. i want to read how you summarized what she's eligible for. she's eligible for a good silver plan for $333 a month after the subsidy. $40 a month more than she's paying more but the plan is much better than the current plan. the deductible is $2,000 not $5,000. the maximum out-of-pocket expense is $6,350 and not $8,500. all visits would be covered, not just two, which is all her current plan had covered. wendell potter, these kind of comparisons, i believe, are absolutely necessary in every news story anyone wants to present about how someone is "losing" under obama care. >>
that is not the law doing it. that is the insurance company deciding for business reasons. >> but, doctor, the obama law demands that the insurance companies change their plans. >> let's get to what happens in the individual market. first of all, i want to say the president takes very seriously, and they he said over -- and this he said over when i was working with him. when we pass the law, we said any plan that existed before the date the law was passed would be grandfathered in unless lots of changes were made. we have to imagine obamacare not against a blank slate but against what insurance companies regularly do -- >> i have to ask you, does obamacare mandate that insurance companies change their plans to meet certain standards? >> yes, it brings it up. we grandfathered in all the preexisting plans. if you want to change plans or you want to buy a new car, you have to meet safety standards. that was the rule. >> wait a minute. your grandfathering is so narrow -- >> it is not so narrow. >> let me give an example. if an insurance company change the co-pay by more than $5 over the course of the th
speech he began saying by the way i don't want these insurance companies blaming obama care in case their premiums go up. he was getting ready for this. he wanted to make sure he could blame the insurance companies. >> average family per year $2,500 savings. with will get to you. after this break we want to hear from you. will join our site hannity vote on our poll. how confident are you? is obama cawe -- -- how confide you in obama care? [ male announcer ] imagine this cute blob is metamucil. and this park is the inside of your body. see, the special psyllium fir in metamucil actually gels to trap some carbs to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. metamucil. 3 amazing benefits in 1 super fiber. there's nothing like being your own boss! and my customers are really liking your flat rate shipping. fedex one rate. really makes my life easier. maybe a promotion is in order. good news. i got a new title. and a raise? management couldn't make that happen. [ male announcer ] introducing fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. so when
expected for people who buy their own insurance before obama care came into effect. when we come back here we'll huddle around the cooler. a real world use for britney spears music. how sailors are using her music to stay safe on the open seas. we'll be right back. i'm tony siragusa and i'm training guys who leak a little, to guard their manhood with new depend shields and guards. the discreet protection that's just for guys. now, it's your turn. get my training tips at >>> at the top of the show we talked about the first anniversary of superstorm sandy. if you want to sound matter today tell your friend superstorm sandy caused about $65 billion in damage. the only storm that caused more damage was hurricane katrina which caused about $80 billion worth of damage. let's go the cooler and mr. lewis. >> let's start out with "sesame street." it's been entertaining children for decade but these days they came with some material that can be enjoyed by all ages. check out "homeland." >> there's something strange about -- >> what's strange? >> something is not right. i know it
also alleged she's barred by law from enrolling in obama care. mo are on that in a moment. cnn is it reporting the administration is pressuring insurance executives to keep quiet, which would be an illegal abuse of power, if it turns out to be true. which part of this does not resemble some of what happened in 1973-'74, including a president whose operative explanation keeps changing. van -- >> nobody is losing their right to health care coverage. for the vast jon of people who have health care coverage that works, you can keep it. for the fewer than 5% of american that is buy insurance on your own, you will be getting a better deal. >> before -- let me just point out, this is the man who spent three years and thousands of references to no one will lose their health insurance. today for the first time, he began to modify that blanket commitment, but i suspect you don't totally agree. >> there's so much wrong on what you said, it will take the entire show to try to correct the record. i will say this. to even mention nixon in the middle of all this is to put the hype in hyperbol
. but under obama care people have to have them. and insurance companies are not allowed to sell policies without them. thus the cancellation of hundreds of thousands of existing policies. but what about president obama's explicit promise if you like your insurance you can keep it? he later amended that to the government is not going to make you change plans. but that's not true either. emanuel and others argue such plans were a ripoff and people should have better ones. but better in whose opinion? why the government's of course. and never mind the president's repeated promise it would never come to this. a promise the very design of obama care made impossible to keep. maybe the president knew this. maybe he didn't. maybe he simply didn't care. bret. >> about that, i mean, said now the administration has said that the president didn't know about the problems with the website rollout. remember in the shutdown he didn't know about the military death benefits being held back. a story we're going to cover in a little bit, nsa listening to world leader phone calls, didn't know about that. is
kathleen sebelius. dean tweeting, take the money wasted on obama care and buy insurance for those who could not afford it. it would be cheaper. rodney tweeting, it's circus, political games from both sides. just terrible. and finally, a prehalloween tweet. the doggies dress up as a football player and a bunch of grapes. have a great day. >>> more of our tax dollars going to waste. we've learned that one government agency spent $50,000 on a parody movie. today, lawmakers are asking for answers, but one former official does not care to talk. >>> plus, how are things at home? wondering if your relationship's going to last? why don't you ask facebook? because today researchers say facebook can predict whether your relationship will survive. and the key, who your friends are. we'll show you what to look for. >>> and virgin america tries to get passengers to pay attention to inflight instructions. ♪ >>> that is a safety dance.
beyond the insurance. >> yes, absolutely yes. >> all right. k.g., keep it here in set, in studio. obama care website rollout has been a disaster. is this what they had up their sleeve the whole time? >> like this was a means to an end because umt mayly they wanted to push everybody out of their policies, they promised. okay, a big fat lie that you could keep your insurance. you like your insurance, you can keep it, lie. >> period. >> period. >> no, now you can't keep your own policy. they want to force you into a situation where everybody is going to have this government-run health care. i think it's obvious that's the path. they're tell you that's what they intend. >> president obama, harry reid, nancy pelosi, the leadership basically saying, we're for single payer. are you? >> no, but i must say that if you are, you know, at the moment the house of representatives one of these tea party people who is so down on obama care, i think that's where you're driving the whole conversation because they don't have any reasonableal terp tive so they are pushing america towards a single payer sys
they will have a new health insurance plan, how much has this damage resident obama's credibility with the -- president obama's credibility with the public. the government has a vital role, and the government can work for people. he ran on that. he mentions that often. this obamacare policy is a test of that. if it went well he would be able to convince americans this works and it matters. i think this is calling it into question. this is able to move past struggle and americans get this assurance, if he can survive constant republican criticism, they have been pretty successful. to the point where there is data that shows this has been working, he will be able to turn a corner, but it is unclear how it will work. >> you mentioned the idea logical commitment to the idea that the government can be useful in your life. this is such a divide, but do you think in this instant you may have people who have supported the president to have come away from this saying, maybe i was wrong. maybe government isn't the best organization to run health care. good example is a of how they clash. pe
insurance under the affordable care act which the president himself calls obama care. jan craw frord isford is in washington. >> good morning. we reached out to insurance companies across the country to find out some real numbers. this is just the tip of the iceberg. and people opening these letters are shocked to learn they can't keep their current policies despite the president's assurances to the contrary. >> reporter: the white house is on the defensive, trying to explain how, when the president repeatedly said this -- >> if you like your doctor or health care plan you can keep it. >> reporter: he really didn't mean it. >> well the president said what everybody said all along there are going to be changes brought about by the affordable care act to create minimum standards of coverage. >> reporter: it's an unexpected reality of obama care being told through ant thatna antidotes and media. cbs news has confirmed with insurance companies across the country that more than 2 million people are getting notices they no longer can keep their existing plan. in cali
for individual insurance is up to 67%. because of changes mandated to plans by obama care, turnover would likely exceed that range. we haven't even mentioned the employers who are pushing workers off their plans and on to the obama care exchange because it is cheaper. this doesn't sound like if you like your plan, keep your plan. in fact, back in 2009, the young white house correspondent challenged the president on that issue. some may have resulted in folks being force flood new plans against their wishes. >> what about keeping your promise to the american people they swroen to change plans even if employers -- >> when i say if you have your plan and you like it and your doctor has a plan or you have a doctor and you like your dock, then you don't have to change plans, what i'm saying is the government is not going to make you change plans under health reform. >> oh, that's the key. the government is not going to make you change plans through health reform. the government might impose a situation that would cause a change of plans for you. the promise was never quite as presented. yet, the pres
house ought to be involved and enrolled in the obama health care law and not to have to buy insurance on a exchanges. none of them -- they all have exemptions from the health care law. i think they all should be involved. he is right, and it is not just people losing their coverage but they have to go and buy insurance and get hit with sticker shock because they are seeing it turned out to be a lot more expensive. the president promised easier to use an amazon, cheaper than yourself down, and you can keep your doctor. the american people feel deceived. >> and that is important. the way they tried to keep prices down is to have tight networks which means you probably won't get to see your doctor or go to the usual hospital. gerri: at think we are all headed -- headed to the our rain. i want you to hear something from congressman lee terry. when will we get details, no, understand how many people being enrolled? here is what he had to say. >> that should be a pretty reliable number. >> the system is not functioning. we are not getting that reliable data. gerri: the secretary says essent
as not only the obama administration and democratic make app coflect tick but healthcare insurance companies are scared there will be some form of delay on the individual mandate because of the result, will be that tear up their business model, as you know, and tear up profits, we're looking at prospect here, if there is a careful reasoning and careful understanding among everyone about a direction to head toward, that we're talking about a second of the economy that is now vulnerable, because the web site did not work, and obamacare is built on what is a very, very faulty assumption, and presumption because of mandate, that young people will sign up for health care they don't need. these risks are very high. where are the republicans headed now, and what is the course you all will follow? >> we are going to continue to get to the bottom of this you point odd one major issue, the cyber security issue, as you heard, that you know we're concerned about that you know, therure americans who are managing to get on to web site at this point, at some time, they are vulnerable it cyber security issu
is something that goes far beyond health insurance. if you google the term obama didn't know you come up with literally dozens of headlines in the last couple weeks covering the irs on conservative groups, covering nsa, all types of issues. he is trying to take himself out of it. it's a crisis of credibility. >> i want to go to rick ungar. you just heard from natalie. you heard from katherine. >> yeah. >> and there are millions of americans -- why do you justify this? >> but here's -- first of all, why do you justify not digging a little further? let me tell you another horror story. wait, wait, wait. we watched a -- >> did i ask him about another horror story? you see natalie? natalie's 29 and helps put 14-year-old kids to sleep. >> i know. how do you mean? i would like to sit down with natalie and get on the exchange. and you know what else, natalie, you didn't mention -- >> because i want it -- >> hold on a second. you know what natalie didn't mention -- >> wait a minute. she doesn't want it. >> you know what natalie didn't mention? you can buy a policy off the exchange. have you chec
would in fact lose their preferred health insurance plans because of obama care. this comes as more people call for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius to step down over this, but i say it's way over time to hold president obama accountable. the buck stops there. he ought to show some back bone and not just blame his underlings. and there's talk about the fed using the inflation rate. we have alan greenspan to talk about that policy and talk about the current state of the economy. our other special guest will be former florida governor jeb bush. i'm going to ask him about the civil war in the republican party and how to solve it. all that and more on a special edition of "the kudlow report." we are live from washington, d.c. tonight and we begin right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." we are live, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific time. we are in washington, d.c. top stories, continuing failure that is obama care tops the news tonight. we begin with a breaking story from our colleagues at nbc news. four stories deeply involved in the craf
promise made by president obama that people who had an insurance plan that they liked would be able to keep the plan. here is an example of the exchange. >> responsible for overseeing this project is it you or your designee. >> i'm not pointing fingers at verizon. we own the site. the site has had serious problems -- >> who is in charge. >> the person now in charge is qssi -- >> who was in charge as it was being built. >> it was in charge up until -- >> who is the individual -- >> michelle snyder. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle. >> excuse me, congress woman, michelle snyder is not accountable for the debacle. hold me accountable, i'll responsible. >> that exchange had to do with the contractor who was hired to built the site. secretary sebelius in intense questioning by representative blackburn. >> obviously she has had better days, have we heard from the democrats. what are they saying today? >> well the democrats of course are making sure that they point out instances where the site -- where the program is working. the affordable care act is working if
sponsored health insurance. the obama administration has said things will change for the majority of people with employer sponsored -- >> michael you've been studying health care for a long time. you noem employers change policies year to year all the time. that is fluid nature of the market. >> at their discretion. at their discretion. jenna: you're growing to be back next hour. so we can continue this. igor, a quick question from larry, what if my insurance is canceled and website glitches continue until january 1st, i'm at hospital, i don't have insurance, what happens to the bill? >> larry i encourage you to go to the navigators in your hometown to call the numb per president gave. sign up that way. hopefully website will be fixed by end of the november it will be important to get coverage, if you end up in the hospital you don't go bankrupt from kind 6 expensive care that, as people have for years, now, you got to make sure you have coverage, so you can afford care. jenna: you guys will be back. hang tight. we have a lot more questions coming. great to have you both. we'll introduce a
. >> what obama care is doing right now is undermining and really tearing apart private insurance companies. >> oh, yeah, and then doing such a great job, michelle. they were bankrupting american corporation. american corporations complain about the high cost of health care under those pry vatd insurance companies. >> go ahead, michelle. >> look, what they're doing is they're choking them, like kim said. they're doing it through red tape, through regulations. that's not what we need right now. we need -- what's going to happen is we're going to see employers drop tons of people into the exchanges and then we're just going to see what we're seeing in europe. >> oh, yes. is that what you say about social security, medicare, you don't like any of it. >> that's another topic. we'll do that next week. we've got to go right now. john, first topic next block. >>> coming up, after years of avoiding it, the mainstream media finally sounding the alarm about obama care. why that could be the best news we've heard in years. [ male announcer ] progresso's so passionate about its new tomato florentine so
. >>> think if you have insurance from your work obama care won't hit you? well, why wouldn't you? >> if your employer provides you health insurance on the job, nobody is talking about messing with that. >> so no problem for workers getting coverage from employers, right? wrong. fox confirming a report revealing the law actually expects 66% of small business plans and 45% of large company plans to get hit by obama care. that could mean up to 93 million americans may get cancellation letters. are you one of them? hi, everyone. i'm brenda buttner. this is "bulls and bears." let's get right to it. here they are. the bulls and bears this week, we have gary b. smith, tracy byrnes, jonas max ferris, john layfield and bernard whitman. welcome to everybody. gary b., another broken promise? >> absolutely, brenda. the only word i can think of that describes this is despicable. one, you know, as you pointed out right at the top, it's not going to be, you know, five million, 10 million people. the number as you pointed out is over 90 million people. that's over a quarter of the population that were, one,
of quality insurance. you buy insurance under obama care and because in part. companies that did not get rated and those with lower scores didn't want the comparison. >> it is extremely important that people have the rating information, because otherwise they are confronted with all of the plans on the exchanges and the benefits are the same and they are going to pick the lowest price. and picking a slightly more expensive plan might serve them better. >> it is states like oregon and colorado and minnesota do display the quality rating right next to the price or monthly premium and consumers can judge the value of each provider. california said so many of the plans are using a new set of doctors that the old ratings are not valid and other providers that have not add or changed doctors, they say their scores are relevant. snrs if i was a consumer, i would want to know that the plan i might pick, the network that i will access care through is brand new and just put together in the last year for this product. i think that is something i would want to know if i was buying a plan. >> the fed
often hammered her on the issue of insurers dropping plans in the individual market because of obama care rules. she repeatedly insisted it's the insurer's decision. >> do you know if it's true, as the president has said and many democrats have said, if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. is that a true statement? >> there were health care plans that were grandfathered in. >> is that a true statement. >> it is a true statement. >> some congressmen telling her that's a lie. some democrats went on the offensive like bill pass ka rel who stood up to defend parts of obama care like mandatory coverage with preexisting conditions, leading to a ts testy exchange. >>. >> you're going to tell the parents of those kids which one of you is going to stand up and tell the parents of those children the game is over, sorry, that was just a phase. >> gentleman yield? >> yes, i will. >> it's a false choice to say it's obama care or nothing. there are numerous proposals including the one that i'm a co-sponsor off. >> i yield back. take back the time sir. let me take the time back. are you
that matters is whether president obama likes their health insurance are not in the more important, democratic unity is being shattered. and he now says that obamacare is like come to dougie. of course, we remember you could not be put back together. lou: it will be interesting and destructive as the senator said got to see whether or not they make that determination or frighteningly go to the extent that you suggest in your opening remark, that is, create a horrible bureaucracy that destroys a very good health care system and makes whether the problems are with our current system even worse. how do you think that -- have you think this concludes? where will we be? the republicans now want to talk about budgets and deficits rather than dealing with the fact that one year from this month we will have an election that will answer a lot of the questions on policy in the country's direction. >> the flaws and obamacare are becoming evident. the republicans have not put enough investment in proposing a clear alternative that will actually help people lives. for example, medicaid is going to be horri
is ahead for some americans who already have health insurance on the job. >> jeff: the obama administration is still struggling to fix the new healthcare web site and explain how new insurance programs work. with the vast majority of americans who already receive coverage through their employers are starting to make enrollment choices for next year, and some are seeing big changes. we're joined now by cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. always good to see you. let's talk about the big companies first. what hangs are we seeing? >>. >> we're seeing higher premiums, not great news. we're also seeing increased costs and out of pocket expenses are going to start creeping in here. so as a result this is going to be a more expensive environment. many companies are starting to introduce something called a high deductible plan. and it's paired with a health savings account. this is kind of the way that people can limit their costs but you really have to be young and healthy to make that work for you. >> jeff: why are they doing these low cost plans, high deductible plans? >> the price of hea
them because their current policies don't conform to new obama care insurance requirements. same advisors are quick to say the following, website is getting better and will be fully working in a month. over time they will be able to find better coverage and possibly health care subsidies through the website when it's fully operational. what does massachusetts have to do with this? as you said norah, with the first date in 2006 to pass the law requiring universal coverage penalizing businesses and individuals that didn't sign up. the website had a tough roll out. people waited until the last minute to sign up. some parts of the law were delayed. over time satisfaction grew and most residents liked the law. that will be the president's message today. bumpy startups are nothing new for changes. obama care will eventually work out. that's a tough message but the only one the white house has. he goes to massachusetts to deliver it. >> thank you. top intelligence leaders are challenging reports the u.s. has been monitoring phone calls by millions of europeans. the
obama's top aides. >> individual insurance company, 5% of the population. not the 80% who get insurance through employers, but medicare or medicaid or va . >> reporter: there are new questions about the voracity of that claim after a report that in june 2010 official predicted that quote mid range estimate is 66% of small employer plans and 45% of large employer plans will relinquish their grand father status by the end of 2013, meaning there could be disruption and cancel letters coming for millions of people in employer base coverage as well. >> it is what the government forces them to buy. >> reporter: spokesman jay carney would not close the door on possibility of cancellation notices coming. but he said that is up to employers who are seeing the rate of health care cost increases come down. >> it is less than 1/3 of increase a decade ago. so problem salved? no problem improved, yes. >> reporter: national federation of independent business revealed a new survey of 921 small business owners who say opposite. 64% of those small businesses say, they are paying more for insur
from their health care insurance providers, new report reveals that obama administration knew more than what they were saying for more than 3 years, we learn that white house expected as many as 93 million people to be negatively affected under the president's affordable care act. fox news, chief white house report ed henry. >> reporter: as president obama's top aides. >> individual insurance company, 5% of the population. not the 80% who get insurance through employers, but medicare or medicaid or va . >> reporter: there are new questions about the voracity of that claim after a report that in june 2010 official predicted that quote mid range estimate is 66% of small employer plans and 45% of large employer plans will relinquish their grand father status by the end of 2013, meaning there could be disruption and cancel letters coming for millions of people in employer base coverage as well. >> it is what the government forces them to buy. >> reporter: spokesman jay carney would not close the door on possibility of cancellation notices coming. but he said that is up to employe
obama you are letting the horror story of the way health insurance is not delivered or adequately delivered to americans -- >> juan -- >> past the graveyard tonight. >> what do you think -- all right. >> the free market, that's been doing a great job. >> there is a great pumpkin, charlie brown. that's what obama is promising. bottom line. they have known for three years that americans, 93 million of them, their own words, will lose their health care. 93 million. we know americans are seeing cancellation notices in the mail. they are getting rate shock with higher premiums when the president promised on average per family per year $2500 a year savings. you are telling me there will be no political fallout? >> no. these people in large part in that private market were ripped off. getting inadequate coverage. >> now the government -- >> the insurance company said you're wrong. we're not covering you. >> blame the insurance company. >> they wouldn't have said that in if policy didn't allow it. you guys want to interfere with the contract. now the government are screw them. >> why's ha
of why potentially millions of people who buy their own insurance were told by president obama they could keep their plans yet suddenly cannot. >> what we're talking about here is the 5% in the country who currently purchase insurance on the individual market. and that market has been like the wild west. >> reporter: that 5% in the individual insurance market translates into up to 14 million people. and the real question now about the wild west is whether the president was fast and loose with the facts. >> if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep your plan. period. >> reporter: the white house is now adding all kinds of context and qualifiers saying what he meant is anyone who had insurance before health care was signed into law in march 2010 is grandfathered in, except on the third anniversary of the bill signing this march the president put out a written statement using the present tense declaring "if you like the plan you have, you can keep it." and on monday night top white house advisor valerie jarrett took to twitter to "nothing in obama care forces people out of
information of people looking for insurance. the obamas administration says the website will be running smoothly by the end of november. >> thousands of californians are reportedly getting letters saying their current insurance policies are being counseled, under obamas care. david beat nick has of one woman's story. airline " >> in the past couple of months care has sent out 75,000 notations notifications. what consumer advocates say these were a joke policies that did not costa much. but here in california now the the new law prescription drugs and maternity care to get more you will have to pay more. >> supporters of the law say most people will end up paying less. >> the notifications that the insurance company and will cause only before any subsidies have been included in. >> this latest says she has checked and is not qualified by january she would be to pay or shop around for an insurance plan appeared in any case she says the affordable care act seems to be less of four. >> president obamas approval ratings are at an all-time low. >> that's the latest from a new and that-be-c wa
with the current insurance system. it wasn't obama care. it was essentially the crept insurance system. they were basically being treated like insurance companies tend -- have always tended to treat a customer, and basically getting their rates raised and they were getting the run-around. and in some cases, they didn't really have any problem. they could have a problem in the future down the road when it actually -- the law actually takes effect for them. but as it currently stood when i spoke to them, nothing that sean hannity said was really true. >> nothing that sean hannity said was really true from your journalistic standpoint on this. when obama care goes into eff t effect, will any of these families be helped? >> they will have the option to get insurance. it looks like they will have the option to get insurance for much cheaper than what they are paying. so in that respect, yes. they will actually save substantial money by buying on the exchange. >> so basically -- let me ask you, do you think they had junk insurance? >> you know, it is possible that one of the people i spoke to did have
. because many said this is a miss leading statement. basically it the insurance companies doing this, not obama care which doesn't stack up with reality but where is what the president had to say. >> if you had one of these substandard plans before the affordable care act became law and you really like that plan, you're able to keep it. that's what i said when i was running for office. that was part of the promise we made. but ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans we said under the law is you got to replace them with quality comprehensive coverage because that, too, was a central premise of the affordable care act from the beginning the senior white house official that i talked to, anderson, acknowledged that they have a tough cleanup job in the if you like your plan you can keep it but people losing coverage because of requirements in obama care, they can go into new obama care approved plans that does make up for some of it although some people will be put through big ris dupdisruptions. >> for some it will cost more. >>>
and we no longer have it. and obama said in many speeches if you previously had insurance you you can keep it and that hasn't happened. >> if you had a better plan than now and it was less expensive would you try to get that plan or not. let's say if your insurance had not been cancelled. >> if our insurance had not canceled we probably would have stayed with the same insurance. now we arenin we are being forck for other insurance. >> there is a lot of conversation about young people getting involved in this program and the importance of young people doing that. >> given what you have seen is there any chance you would sign up. >> if the website starts to wowrworki will look into it. >> the real opportunity until you get to see what you are going to pay and what it's going to cover it's difficult to do that. mitchell it's good to see you. >> thank you for joining us we appreciate it. thank you for having me, john. >> in washington the blame seems to be shifting from shutting down and enabling republicans to healthcare fumbling white house. in a new wall street journal nbc poll. presid
insurance disaster for obama care, on top of the higher cost they built into the premium base. this is not good news. >> i mean, we want to talk about the cost and the enrollment and whether that goes down as enrollment goes up. michael, you don't feel this sense of urgency yet. >> no, no there's no urgency yet. because remember the data is march 1 st. it's not really march 1st. it's march 1st of 2014. we won't know until how the thing is doing until 2015. the fact is right now, i'm actually fairly confident they're going to hit their goals. look at health care stocks up. shouldn't be selling health care insurance stocks yet. obama care is something that will end up working. >> you think they'll hit their target of, what, 7 million by march 1st of next year but the makeup of the people that sign up is going to be very key to what it does to premiums, what it's going to cost people. >> right now we don't know what the makeup is going to be. but this is a little bit like -- you know you look at these early polls. when you have a new product that comes out th
insurance she could get and it was found as reported in his article headlined "another obama care horror story debunked" was the assertion that there was nothing affordable about the affordable health care act as she put it on nbc channel 4 is a product of her own misunderstanding embedded by uninformed and incurious news reporters. joining me now, business columnist for "the los angeles times" and the author of the recent book "the new deal on modern history and wendell potter, a former health insurance executive with a new ebook coming out december 6th entitled "obama care what's in it for me." tell me what happened when you got her on the phone and started comparing the plan she had to what she could get? >> it was clear to me when i listened to her when i read about what she had said and looked at the clips that she wasn't telling the whole story and probably didn't understand herself what her options were. so i had her on the phone. i had covered california in our state's exchange app and she was surprised to learn this 400 some odd dollar a month plan she was pitched was not the be
insurance companies change existing plans. now i'm gioing to you in a second, but the obama care requires the plan, and the insurance company says i'm changing your plan. and the president said it's the insurance company's fault. >> it's true. 85% of the people who have employer based health care, their situation is essentially the same only it's better because now we have insurance reform that makes this thing as stephanie said, pre-existing conditions and things work better. on the folks on the individual market, we've now said you can't have a plan that basically has all these fine-print points and doesn't pay. there has to be some basic standards. so if the plan you're offering doesn't meet those standards, then you've got to upgrade. that's what this is all about. the fact is i this think this is an improvement in people's lives. we are scrutinizing this thing. and let's face it, newt, there's a lot of people whose scrutiny isn't on the up and up because they have never liked health insurance reform. >> it's nice of you to improve people's lives, but maybe they should have a say in i
useless health insurance and obama phones and food stamps. no space exploration, sorry, america. >> space from what i can tell it is boring. what is happening? i don't see good tv shows in space. >> your parent company tang came from space. >> just to show how independent i am, i don't drink tang. i am an ovaltine guy. what does japan's plan have that the script does not? >> it is boring. this is a japanese mission to find even freakier porn. they are done as far as earth porn has gone. they need something more and now it is space porn. i am not launching missions. >> yes, you are. >> call them disgusting. >> if that's the case german would have been in on it with them. >> and we know they are because we have been listening to merkel's phone calls. >> forget the asteroid. aren't you the only proof we need there is no god? >> a, yes. and b, i don't believe this is a thing. this sounds like a weapon op tau muss -- optimus prime would be carrying. we had bad translators and we were convinced japan was doing this. the last i checked we didn't have a space agency. i want no know when everythin
. obama care is employer based insurance how it changes with regulations and individual market outside of the exchanges and every policy that is going to be obama care ordained is going to have a lot of regulations imposed and limiting the number of tests and treatments i can order and most importantly for the doctors, reducing the fees that were paid. >> dr. siegel obama care were for people who didn't have health insurance and using emergency rooms. they now get preventative care. if doctors are not participate negligent affordable care act, how does that change the scenario? >> when i hear about the mammogram or colon oscopy. it is something that a patient is entitled to. never a doctor offering it. you can have a insurance card entitled to a certain procedure but i may not be there to do it and this is the most important reason you got dismal results on the poll, the networks are shrinking. doctors can't practice if they refer you to anybody. if i don't have a obsti trician orchidny expert or surgeon to use, how well will i practice medicine. i might might be only accepting cash. y
of their insurance policies, how they'll have to pay astronomical premiums for new coverage and how president obama was part of a conspiracy to deceive the public about health care reform. now, look, there are legitimate questions of what the president said but all the heated rhetoric is just a latest round in the gop's multi-year campaign to sabotage the affordable care act and this white house. quote, the gop faithful kept up their crew said past the president's re-election in a pattern of massive resistance not seen since the southern states' defiance of the supreme court's brown v. board of education decision. so today, we're going to set the record straight an the letters. they aren't sweeping the nation. they're going to a small percentage of americans, most people get their insurance through their employer or the government. 5% buy it on the individual market. and the notices are going to an even smaller portion of that 5% whose policies don't meet the new standards. now, if you're one of those people who got a cancelation letter, i imagine it is scary. no one want it is lose their health co
their insurers who say because of obama care, they're no longer going to be in the individual market or at least with that plan in the individual market and the result is this person from cove, oregon, said i was paying $600 for a $3,000 deductible now it costs $800 for a $5,000 dedu deductib deductible. a woman whose job had 40 hours, now down to 29, neither has health insurance nor enough income to live on her own because of the way this law is getting implemented. i realize my time has expired. >>> general lady from colorado. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman, and thank you, secretary, for being with us today. i want to follow up on a couple of those questions that mr. walden was asking you about cgi. as you know, chairman issa released this document, monthly status report from cgi last night and it looks to me like sort of a technical document that has a punch list of outstanding open issues. some of them do highlight items that upon first read seem to be alarming. for example, one of the entries said due to the compressed schedule there's not enough time built in to allow for adequate pe
able to sign up for private insurance through obama care state-run marketplaces. cnn has learned health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius missed an extended deadline set by house committee to turn over documents about the website and could trigger a congressional subpoena from republicans. >>> lindsey graham is trying to hold up all nominations for federal positions until the outpost in benghazi appear in congress. they say they sent someone there on the night of the attack. the white house is accusing republicans of playing politics with the issue. >>> secretary of state john kerry may travel to egypt in the coming weeks we hear. it would be his first trip there since president mohammed morsi was ousted by the military last summer. ties between washington and cairo have been strained since then. the u.s. recently withholding $260 million in cash aid and military weapons pending egypt's progress on democracy and on human rights. >>> they are picking up the pieces this morning after one of the most powerful storms in years, which has battered great britain and
people cannot or do not sign up for health insurance, can obama care be saved? with me from washington, two of the best a.b. stoddard, associate editor of the hill, and ryan lizza. hello to both of you again. >> hello, brooke. >> hello, hello. you both watches the hearing along with us. i want to ask what piqued your political interest in a minute. first, this is the list we wanted from you. three ways to save obama care. we asked you both for your prescriptions. a.b., i'm beginning with you first. taking a look at your list, you say fix the website. you say, increasesebelius. >> right, you say increase penalties for opted out, and number three, launch a p.r. campaign of obama care happy stories. a.b., let me hone in on this increasing penalties for opting out. what do you mean? >> well, at this point, the penalty for 2014 for opting out is $95 or 1% of your income, very low. that's in the out years and it will drive more and more people to reconsider the paying the penalty to the irs and actually joining the exchanges. what we need is the young and healthy people in there right now. a
't become unaffordable. >> president obama took responsibility for the problems with the federal insurance exchange web site. >> let's face it. we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it is supposed to. over the last -- couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to seep just how good the prices for quality health insurance through the marketplaces really are. ultimately this website. health will be the easiest way to shop for and buy the new plan. you can see all the plans next to each other. compare prices and see -- what kind of coverage it provides. but -- look. there is no denying it. right now the website is too slow. too many people have gotten stuck. and i am not happy about it. and neither are a lot of americans who need health care. and they're trying to figure out how they can -- sign up as quickly as possible. so there is no excuse for it. i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. we are working overteam to ime improve it every day. every day. >> and the president responded to the controversy about peo
talking points that it's the insurance company who is are doing this and not obama care. that doesn't stack up with reality. here's what the president had to say. >> if you had a substandard plans before the affordable care act became law and you liked that plan, you are able to keep it. that's what i said when i was running for office. that was part of the promise we made. but ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel the substandard plans, we said under the law you have to replace them with quality comprehensive coverage. that too was a premises of the affordable care act from the very beginning. >> and the senior white house official i talked to basically acknowledged they have a tough clean up in cleaning up the original promise that if you like your plan, you can keep it. by saying people who are losing their coverage because of new requirements and they can go into new obama care plans that does make up for some of it though a lot of people will be put through big disruptions. >> for some is may cost more. the president spoke before a friendly a
, controversy of the day in washington is president obama said, you could keep your health insurance approximately sees. turns out i can't keep mine. well, you know, he didn't say -- i can prevent your insurance scum pan from -- company from taking it away from you. here is christie with variations on his campaign language and what he actually did. >> absolutely. what see with chris christie is magical republican thinking, his budgets and how rhetoric matches up with reality. barbara buono was reporting out in republican world, a tax increase counts as a tax increase if it is on the wealthy. lowering earned income tax credit. a tax on the working poor she points out. that doesn't count. raising fees. that apparently doesn't count. the other piece of magical thinking, remind me of paul ryan. he projects that lowering taxes on businesses and on, millionaires is going to somehow magically increase revenue. he has a lot of rosie predictions about the state's growth that when it doesn't come to pass his revenue projections fall far short of what was originally anticipated. he has to grab
at the broken promises and costly surprises of insurance plan cancelations. plus, the obama care computer breakdown continues. and health secretary kathleen sebelius still refuses to come clean about the inside causes and costs of the fiasco. all right. first, tonight, we now know that the obama administration is muzzling insurance companies, telling them to keep quiet about all the canceled
told people he could keep their insurance, and that was not the truth. and whether you like the model of obama care or not, the fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. i think it's rotting it away. >> all right. so is mitt romney right on "meet the press"? is president obama's second term rotting away? and is obama care busting him the way he thought he was going to bust the gop for the 2014 midterms? how things change. all right. we are pleased to be joined tonight by bill kristol, he's founder and editor of "the weekly standard" and a very old front. great to see you. also, reuters krblgter and cohost of msnbc's "the cycle" and jim from the american enterprise institute. and in a moment, chris conover is research scholar at duke's research for health policies. i want to start out with my friend bill kristol. welcome to the show. romney really lowered the boom. rotting away, fundamentally broken promises. bill, does he have a strong point here? is obama's second-term agenda now in the dumpster? >> i think obama's
and that is something president obama always said would never happen. take a listen. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under the reform proposals we put forward. if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. if you like the plan you have, you can keep it. if you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor too. we will keep this promise to the american people. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period. if you like your doctor, you'll be able to keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. if you've got health insurance, you like your doctor, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. >> so set me straight, chris. are people losing their current coverage or no? >> well, brooke, under obama care, all insurance policies must now include ten essential benefit categories. these are things like maternity care and prescription drug coverage. plans that don't meet that cr
of yahoo! and google. a new blow to barack obama's signature health-care reform after the troubled rollout of the website, announcing some americans already insured could lose the policies they have. and french football players threatened to go on strike over plans for a new super tax on the richest people in france. let's aw at this hour, star with the latest leak from former nsa contractor edward snowden. says theington post" national security agency has been hacking be data links that connect google and yahoo! around the world. laways the agency skirt the by collecting data from millions of local web users via underwater fiber-optic cables. kate moody explains. >> world leaders, foreign citizens, and internet giants, the latest victims of the national security agency's surveillance programs according to intelligence linked by edward snowden. the nsa has admitted to the program to access internet user accounts but described new reports that infiltrated yahoo! and google databases as factually incorrect. breakings not an essay into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. --
companies, which offer cheap insurance like julie's left out basics now required by obama care like hospital coverage, maternity, mental health or prescription drugs and now are forced to cancel those plans and replace them. julie's new premium would be $210 a month. three times more than she pays now if she takes the insurance company's alternative. three independent health care experts tell abc news, julie and the others are likely to find plans just as cheap or cheaper on the marketplace when it is fully functional. and with better coverage. julie tells us that she doesn't have hospital care on this cheap insurance plan. is that dangerous? >> absolutely. that is an enormous hole in her coverage. >> reporter: over sold or big lie as the president's opponents contend. the white house says america's under insured will be better off with obama care. jim avila, abc news, washington. >>> in other growing controversy also heard on capitol hill, the head of national intelligence is defending the practice of spying on global leaders. james clapper says the practice is necessary in order to find ou
with a question. your question. >> yes, participating insurance company, is there enough money in reserve to cover an influx of possible large claims, in january or is that part of obama funding? gerri: a great question, ed? >> no, insurers would base their -- remember that part of the insurance is regulate the by the states, states are concerned about it insurers would charge premiums they think are sufficient to cover what they are expectation to have happen that is reviewed by state regulators, that is why in a number of cases, you have seen insurers back out of the exchanges, for example aetna backed out in maryland and california, and new york, reason is they were, proposing premiums to cover what they thought would be the risk, but those were too high for the pro obamacare regulators, in those states, they didn't like them, and so they wanted aetna to lower them, aetna said no, we're willing to try this, and maybe we get it wrong, and people don't buy or coverage but we're not losing money, they are well covered, ones that are at greatest risk are new co-op insurers, they are brand new, ther
insurance under obamacare. -- despitebama's president obama's assurance, people would need to shop for new coverage. that is the latest caveat. with more than 2 million people receiving cancellation notices ors, their insuranc white house hedged on that promise. they said that the vast majority of people could keep their plans under obamacare. the president says that the only people forced to shop for new plans are the roughly five percent of americans who do not get coverage through their employer. derek on our independent line, what is the big story in your view? caller: i was thinking about touching on nsa. speak onring obama health care, i think i would rather talk about that. this health-care debacle is just a mess. ok? president obama lied to us. he lied to us. cameraed us all in the consistently over and over again. he told us that we would not be affected. we would be able to keep our doctors. he told us consistently. it is not true. we all know that politicians lie. obama is not any different. he lied to us. this is once again government growing and getting bigger and bigger. beca
in order to drive the engine on obama care. >> many of them will not be be able to afford health insurance. you are asking them to sign up for policies that are costing a lot more than they normally would in the insurance market because obama care is subsidizing the older people. >> i don't want to put it in a age group. anybody who found from yousitation may not go back. how do you get them to go back? >> call the 800 number and put on hold and transferred to the website or fill out the paper application. have you met anyone under the age of 30 who fills it out. nonly for my 11 cousins in dallas, no. >> we were talking about frustration accountability. secretary sebelius was along the line of people to take responsibility. we will pop up her talk on the hill and then we will talk more. >> i am frustrated and angry with the flawed launch of so let me say to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems and i am committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> wow, the president and now sebelius and seems
insurance. president obama weighs in today for terry mcauliffe. obama joins former secretary of state hillary clinton who have lent a hand this week. cnn's erin mcpike. >> reporter: the virginia's governor's race is always an off-year election. i wanted's always the year before the midterm election. so political watchers on both sides of the aisle pay close attention for what kinds of trends it can show them leading into the midterm elections. right now, democrats are hammering republicans. take a listen to what president obama said earlier today when he was trying to link ken cuccinelli to all republicans for the shut down. >> you've seen an e treem faction of the republican party that has been shown again and again and again that they're willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to absolute halt if they don't get a hundred percent of what they want. now this snts just speculation. we just saw it last month. here, in virginia, you felt the pain of the first government shutdown in 17 years. >> now, what's interesting about president obama's
and trash obama care instead of making sure their citizens got insurance. we had a governor, arnold schwarzenegger, who said we're going to step up and do right by our citizens. we built a system. we focused and showed what we can do. kathleen sebelius is a very good reader. >> there's so many people, several million people, are being notified that their private insurance policies will be cancelled at the end of the year because those policies do not comply with the law. president obama has promised that if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. what happens to all those people now that they realize they can't keep their plan? >> in california there's 900,000 getting those notes. 300,000 will get a financial leg up to reduce their costs. 600,000 won't get subsidies. before today they would have been locked into their health plan. now they can pick between different health plans. every health plan will have benefits they will rely on. today, you aren't sure. you have insurance that you might not be covered when you need it. >> are the new plans really comparable? the law mandate
health insurance plan, how much has this damage resident obama's credibility with the -- president obama's credibility with the public. >> certainly the government has a vital role, and the government can work for people. he ran on that. he mentions that often. this obamacare policy is a test of that. if it went well he would be able to convince americans this works and it matters. i think this is calling it into question. if he is able to move past this struggle and americans get this assurance, if he can survive constant republican criticism they have been pretty successful. if he can get to the point where there is data that shows this has been working, he will be able to turn a corner, but it is unclear how it will work. >> you mentioned the idea logical commitment to the idea that the government can be useful in your life. this is such a divide, but do you think in this instant you may have people who have supported the president to have come away from this saying maybe i was wrong. maybe government isn't the best organization to run health care. >> i think it is a good example of h
times president obama say if you like your current health insurance you will be able to keep it. we are finding out that millions of americans will be receiving letters canceling their current policies. the case the administration is making that is those policies that are being cancelled don't meet the affordable care act or obama care. you are going to be asked to buy pricier packages. there may be outrage that americans are being forced to get insurance that they don't want or need. it is not just a website problem that we have seen. 2k3w4r glitches with health bottom line all eyes are on the white house as he faces those questions and a lot of people saying it was being promises, is not being delivered to the american public. >> yeah, huge story, thank you so much mike. senate minority leader and a string of broken promises as the president's promise to the ks. obama care appears to be leading us boldy into the 1980s. >> i think at this point senators from both parties can agree that is a rolling disaster. it seems to bring more near economic calamity. >>
that these are people who got insurance in the private market mash maybe after the obama care of act passed or because the policy changed after the act was passed which means they were not grandfathered in and they have to get new insurance. sometimes it turns out to be more expensive. tavernner also pointed out some of the insuranceps companies are changing policies and doing it on their own volition, michael. >> and this is hala, joe. so how many people are we talking about here in terms of people who might have to -- whose insurance plan might be dropped and who might have to make changes this he might not want to make? >> we've heard there could be right now as many as a couple million people who have gotten these kinds of notices, but the sum total of people who could get them could be anywhere we're told between 11 million and 15 million. so you're talking about a lot of people in the situation, hala. >> joe johns in washington, thanks very much. >> well, was it an attack or just an accident? that's the question that's being asked after a jeep crashes into ten men square in beijing. this is chin
standards for health insurance companies, are forcing some consumers to make changes. so two big stories dominating the discussions today in a heated hearing lawmakers grilled a key obama administration official over the troubled health insurance exchange website. mike will have more on that in just a moment, congress also had some tough questions for the nation's intelligence leaders. about the nsa spying controversy, and they made one thing very clear. >> what we with do not do is spy unlawfully on americans or spy indiscriminantly on the citizens of any country. >> let's turn now to randall pinkston, he is live for us, give us more details. more of the flavor of that hearing today. >> well, tony, rather than a grilling i'd have to say you would describe the appearance today by the top intelligence officials before the house committee as a love fest. the committee members defended their work, and complimented the work they had done in gathering intelligence, not only here in america but also abroad. the national director and the nsa director general keith alexandar focused on something
health insurance will not be able to renew their plans. >> president obama repeatedly said anybody who likes their health care coverage can keep it. the reality is insurance companies are required to make adjustments to comply with the law. hundreds of thousands of consumers in state after state are forced to cancel plans unless they had them prior to march 2010, when the new law was passed. starting next year under the affordable care act, insurance companies must me essential health benefits. 10 must be covered, including doctors visits,: >> any plan that does not include all of these can no longer be offered. insurance companies are sending cancellation letters. the people most affected are those that buy insurance such as freelancers and independent contractors. in all, 14 million americans by insurance this way. nearly everything else who gets insurance through employers or medicare has a plan that meets the new standards. the irony in all of this is according to the kaiser foundation which has been studying this for years, half the people who get the cancellation notices will pay
cancelled. thanks to obama care. the whole point was to see if people to didn't have insurance -- >> the exact opposite is happening. the insured are becoming uninsured. >> and the taxpayers are subsidizing them and they were happily paying for themselves before. in some cases. thank you. >>> we have breaking news from the wall street journal. an eye opening poll on the president released moments ago. we'll have it for you after the break. and the vet raps affairs department under fire for months because they didn't have time to help thousands of struggling vets. today they were questioned on what they have been doing. wait until you hear one executive's response. >> with all due respect, mr. chairman, on the advice of my counsel i decline to answer based on my 5th amendment constitutional privilege. and just give them the basics, you know. i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our pol
by president obama they could keep the insurance they had? a growing number of republicans are calling for sebelius to step down or be fired. president obama will talk health care in boston this afternoon. he will compare his act with the health care plan in massachusetts implemented by governor romney. the plans similar and romney's version had rollout problems, too. >> you can access health insurance marketplace through cover california with the link on our website along with other valuable information at >> a state committee will hold a hearing next week to look into the deaths of two bart workers kyle while they were on strike. they want to get to the bottom of the accident on november 7. the national transportation safety board is investigating the accident that killed the engineers chris shepard and larry daniels while inspecting cracks in walnut creek when they are hit by a fast-moving train operated by a trainee. >> members of the two biggest unions vote for a deal on the four year contract that ended the strike. workers get 15.4 percent raise over four years and
, this is interesting because he said his company dropped his health insurance after obama care was passed. premiums went up 40%, and he has sleep apnia and can't get on to on the carolina site, but you should try to call somebody because somebody like you is who this law was intended to help. >> if you have sleep apnia, you're up all night. call at 4:00 in the morning. >> one more thing. up next. ♪ knee deep in the water somewhere ♪ >>> all right, time for one more thing. can you go to i put up an article. why failure matters and matters big time. very, very important. bob, you're up. >> okay, missouri. i talked about this three weeks ago, four weeks ago. andrea brought it to my attention. reginald griffin was convicted of murdering another inmate. he was convicted by prosecutors and sent to death row. and he didn't do it. actually, somebody else admitted to doing it. so the missouri supreme court overturned his conviction, yet the randolph kelly prosecutors kept him on death row for ten years. he's going to walk away a free man, which is another rea
insurance. much more to come. i am lou dobbs. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. the obama administration finally admitting that the president was wrong to claim that americans could keep their health care insurance if they so as to define obamacare. there admission comes as the white house is faced with evidence that hundreds of thousands of americans, perhaps millions will be receiving cancellation notices for their current insurance for not meeting obamacare requirements. first it was the president's former top adviser david axelrod to admitted not everyone will be able to keep their current insurance because of obamacare. then the president's spokesman, jay carney, acknowledged what he refused to admit for years. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry asked the question that produced the carney admission. that is at the white house tonight with our report. >> after years of president obama palin if you already have health insurance you did your plan no matter what. spokesman jay carney ignores that promises not being kept. >> the dummy the matter of standards. >> the admiss
with our report. >> after years of president obama palin if you already have health insurance you did your plan no matter what. spokesman jay carney ignores that promises not being kept. >> the dummy the matter of standards. >> the admission came just hours after the president's longtime adviser david axelrod acknowledge some ms nbc. >> the majority of people especially are keeping their plans. the president said this when he was selling them. >> if you like your health care plan he will be able to keep your health care plan. no one will take it away. no matter what. >> republican senator ron johnson is now pushing legislation to grandfather as many consumers as possible into their current plans. after reports of hundreds of thousands of people getting cancellation notices. among the 14 million people who buy their own coverage because they do have employer based insurance. he made a new plan there will end up paying less. >> that is not true. >> i appreciate what you're trying to do. eighty plus percent of the american people already get insurance through their employer, medicare, medicai
. >> reporter: obama care confusion reaches beyond the webb. insurance companies are dropping people's plans. something the president promised wouldn't happen. sebelius struggled to explain. why many of those plans do not have beefed up coverage required under the new law. >> the policy that they had may not exist but they have a lot of choices of new policies. >> reporter: that you wills called it unfair. >> some people like to drive a ford. not a ferrari. and some people like the drink out of a red solo cup. an crystal stem. you're taking away their choice. >> reporter: and republicans came armed with constituent horror stories and pointed out questions why sebelius herself isn't joining in the exchange. >> i am not eligible because i have coverage -- >> you can decide to drop your coverage of your employer. you have the choice to decide not to choose. >> that is not true, sir. >> reporter: it turns out sebelius is right. she is prohibited from getting health insurance through obama care exchange. but it is not because she is a cabinet sector because as she seemed to indicate there, she is
? caller: we were all misinformed on this obama care. insurance,not have this was supposed to be the opportunity for everyone to be able to get the insurance that they could afford. companies are having to cancel insurance because they do not comply to the new obama care. host: the white house, the president have been misleading the american public. look at the headline here -- credibility under fire. obama'ss say that health pledge was too rosy in the white house insists they did not mislead the public about the law. although president obama never mentioned it specifically, his promise referred to people who uninterrupted health insurance coverage dating back inbefore the law's enactment 2010. the president's promises were , it was not a precise enough message. that is in the washington times this morning. jeremy, tampa, florida. caller: how are you doing? host: good morning. caller: i was going to comment on his accountability. not think obama has any accountability. him get-- when i saw into office, i watched him. i have seen him. the things he is doing -- all of the peo
also complained insurance companies are canceling the policies of millions because the plans don't meet the standards of the affordable care act. president obama addressed that in his speech in boston. >> if the insurers decided to downgrade or cannes cancel the plans, under the law they have to replace it with affordable coverage. >> now, secretary sebelius said she did not know contractors wanted a delay in that october 1st launch, but earlier here on capitol hill, contractors testified that they informed cms, the so-called quarterback of the website that is under the department of health and human services, that the website was not ready. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, extending the stimulus and big profits for facebook. wendy gillette is in the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the fed acknowledged they will buy $85 billion a month in bonds to keep interest rates low and encourage borrowing and spending. some experts expect they'll slow the program by early next year. wall street react
signing up for insurance. but there may be other nontechnical issues plaguing obama care. seema is with us in the states. what else is going on? >> well, ross, in the period leading up to the launch of the affordable care act this month, president obama repeatedly said if americans liked their insurance plans and their doctors, they would be able to keep them under the new law. but nbc news is reporting the obama administration knew for several years the majority of people who buy their own health coverage wouldn't be able to keep this happen their policies under obama care. nbc says those forced to buy new insurance may experience sticker shock from higher premiums. when the law was passed in march of 2010, it was supposed to grant grandfather in existing policies, even if they didn't comply with the rules. but that same year, the department of health and human services rewrote some regulations essentially getting rid of the grandfather exemption. now, the white house isn't disputing the report, but tells nbc most individual policyholders should receive better health coverage that's more
's ceo was asked about the new health law and report that says the obama administration knew millions of americans would not be able to keep their insurance plans. >> the only people who can keep their plan indefinitely are people who in the individual and small group market were in that% market before march 23rd, 2010 and over that period from march 2010 until now did not change plans. >> acquisitions that the white house misled people to believe they could keep insurance plans and the website resulted in heated questions on capitol hill today about what went wrong and who is to blame. bertha coombs has more. >> reporter: mike was surprised when anthem blue cross notified him the family health plan would no longer before offered. >> the primary reason they said is there is ten or 11 components that every plan has to carry. >> reporter: the retierped executive say as comparable plan on will cost twice as much 140 0 a month. >> i was shocked to find out my plan was being cancelled and not compliant and my shock, i guess, kind of turned maybe to anger. >> reporter: there
rollout of the obama care website. how few people were able to register for health insurance just after the site launched. details from abc's steve portnoy. >> reporter: an inside look into just how difficult it was to sign up in the first days of notes from war room sessions on october 2nd and 3rd, are an early catalog of glitches. documents released by the house oversight committee, suggest just six people successfully signed up for coverage on the first day of enrollment. and by the end of the second day, after millions tried to logon, only 248 people were said to have enrolled. the obama administration says he's numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: her agency doesn't plan to issue its first report on enrollment figures until mid-november. but the first days overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey shows 80% of those polled have a
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